Indian techies likely to benefit from new US immigration plan: 10 points
Unlike the Green Card where priority is given to family ties, the new 'Build America' visa will be given to high-skilled workers
The new immigration rules, once it comes into force, could end the agonising Green Card wait for thousands of Indian professionals
In a move that could benefit Indian IT professionals, US President Donald Trump has unveiled a new merit-based immigration plan under which high-skilled workers would be eligible for a "Build America" visa. The existing green card policy, which Trump plans to scrap, benefits mostly low-waged and low-skilled workers but the new system will increase the the proportion of highly-skilled immigrants to 57% from 12%.